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USearch Help

By signing into your USearch account, you have the ability to search, save, and share item records and database queries even more efficiently. Check out these topics below for more information. As always, feel free to get in touch if you'd like more information on these functions or USearch in general.

USearch Topics

Logging in to MyAccount

Logging in to MyAccount

  1. From the USearch page, click on "Sign in" in the upper right corner. This will take you to the NetID login page.
  2. From the NetID login page, click "with NetID."
  3. Enter your NetID and password and click "Log In."
  4. Once you are logged in to USearch, click on your name in the upper right corner.
  5. Next, click "My Account."

Saving Searches

Saving Searches

Find yourself frequently searching on a particular subject or author? A great way to stay organized and up to date with the latest collection additions is to save your search within USearch. After saving your search, you can easily pull it up again or set up an email alert when new results are added.

Saving a Search

  1. Sign into USearch
  2. Execute a search
  3. Select 'Save Query'

Retrieving Saved Searches

  1. Click the 'Pin' icon to go to 'My Favorites'
  2. Select the 'Saved Searches' tab
  3. Select the saved search from the list 

 

Saved Search Email Alerts

Getting Saved Search Alerts in Your Inbox

Find yourself frequently searching on a particular subject or author? A great way to stay organized and up to date with the latest collection additions is to save your search and setup an email alert. An email will be sent to your address weekly, usually every Friday, containing the results of your saved query.

Setting up a Search Alert

  1. Sign into USearch
  2. Execute a search
  3. Select 'Save query' from the left side of the search results screen
  4. Click the 'bell' icon to set up a notification for the saved search
  5. The notifications will be sent to the email address on file.

Using 'My Favorites'

Using My Favorites

Adding item records to 'My Favorites' is a great way to stay organized and develop a carefully selected group of records for future use, such as a course reading list. Within 'My Favorites,' you may create labels to organize your saved items, email saved items, print item records, push items to citation management systems (i.e. EndNote), and more. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have questions about using 'My Favorites.'

Adding Items to 'My Favorites'

  1. Sign into USearch
  2. Execute a search
  3. Click the 'Pin' icon next to the item you want to save

 

Accessing & Organizing e-Shelf

  1. Click the 'Pin' icon from the top menu
  2. Select the 'Saved Records' tab
  3. Click "Add Labels" to sort the title under a topic
  4. Type in a relevant topic and PRESS ENTER
  5. You will see the label(s) you created on the right and at the bottom of the record 

 

Permalinks

How To Link to USearch Records: Permalinks

Find something great in USearch and want to share it with your class or someone else? There are several ways to save a search or an items record within USearch, but if you'd like to link directly back to the record from an external location, such as Moodle or from within an email, you'll want to use a permalink.

Here's how:

  1. Search in USearch
  2. Locate title
  3. Click the ellipsis to the right of the title to view more actions
  4. Click 'Permalink'
  5. Copy the link and use it to direct students directly to the resource

Emailing an Item Record

Emailing an Item Record

Find the perfect item and want to share it? USearch contains records for multiple copies of items residing in varied locations. To be sure that you're sharing a particular item record with someone, select to email the item record from the 'More Actions' menu. Alternatively, you could email lists of items you may have saved to 'My Favorites,' or send along a permalink.

  1. Sign into USearch
  2. Execute a search
  3. Click the ellipsis to the right of the title to view more actions
  4. Click 'E-mail'
  5. Enter your e-mail address and click 'Send'

 

Renewing Materials Online

Renewing Materials Online

Renewing materials online is easy. Keep in mind that not all material may be renewable, such as reserve items. 'My Account' is also the place to be if you're interested in viewing your fines & fees, or changing your personal settings, such as the number of results displayed or language used in USearch. Questions about your account, renewing materials, or fine & fees? Just get in touch.

  1. Sign into USearch
  2. Select 'My Account' from the top menu
  3. Select the 'My Account' tab
  4. Select the 'Loans' tab
  5. Click 'Renew'

 

 

Placing a Request

How to Place a Request in USearch

  1. After signing into USearch and locating the item, click on the title of the item. 
  2. In the 'Get It' section, click 'Request'
  3. Select 'Styberg Library' as pickup location from the drop-down menu and click 'Request'